Special Education Instructional Assistant (SEIA) Non-Benefited, Various Locations
Frederick County Public Schools
 Frederick, MD

Probationary employees are not eligible to apply for vacancies during their probationary period.

All education that is indicated on your application must be supported by attaching a scanned copy of your high school diploma, high school transcript or college transcript.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED). (Note: minimum of 48 college credits, AA degree or passing of the ParaPro Assessment Test will be required for Title One Schools).
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely in both oral and written form.
  • Working knowledge of English, spelling, vocabulary and mathematics.
  • Willingness to participate in training programs or professional development designed by the principal or central office staff as it pertains to the job function.
  • Capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the FCPS policies, goals and programs.

Essential Functions:

Under general direction of one or more certified classroom teachers and/or school administrator(s), an instructional assistant works with individuals or small groups of pupils and performs instructional or clerical work as assigned.

Reporting directly to the Classroom Teacher/Administrator, the Instructional Assistant performs the following duties:

  • Works with individuals and/or small groups of students under the supervision of a classroom teacher or building administrator.
  • Checks papers and monitors student progress.
  • Operates various office machines (may do some typing).
  • Prepares and arranges materials for the day's instruction.
  • Assists in supervising recreational, outdoor, and free-time activities, as well as field trips.
  • Performs classroom duties such as reading, collecting money, taking attendance, correcting assignments, and scheduling parent-teacher conferences.
  • Monitors small or large groups of pupils so as to free the teacher to perform other duties.
  • Utilizes various computer programs to assist students, individually or in small groups.
  • Substitutes for teachers in emergency situations.
  • Prioritizes work assignments appropriately.
  • Completes appropriate amount of work in an efficient manner; seeks out additional assignments as time permits.
  • Demonstrates support for the organization and its goals; accepts constructive criticism.
  • Reports promptly for work, utilizes time wisely and maintains an acceptable attendance pattern.
  • Maintains confidentiality of student information.

Other Functions:

  • May be requested to provide class coverage.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Classroom Teacher/Administrator.


  • Support Salary Scale, Grade 5, 10-month position (189 days – 7 hours / day)
  • Starting Salary $13.27 / hour